This happened today…

Tom—from our contractor, Pebble Pools—turned on and tested the Marshall Square Park fountain for the first time. With all seven sprays performing, it’s a glorious sight. Much more work needs doing, like installing the new fence and restoring the surrounding plaza; but it felt so good to see the sprays rising after over 60 years. […]

It’s like 1889 in Marshall Square Park!

OUR FOUNTAIN! RESTORED and INSTALLED! See VIDEO below Heritage Metalworks of Downingtown arrived with trucks, a van carrying fountain pieces, and three excited men, dedicated to the fountain they restored—in the park they knew as children. Watch the VIDEO then GO SEE IT IN PERSON! To finish the fountain project, we need funding. Nonetheless, we […]

Where’s the Fountain Garden?

CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE   Planted in 2006, the garden is now pushing up weeds for excavation and installation of the original fountain now out for restoration. Watch the video and read about the process. The drawing on the sign and these blueprints illustrate our goal. You’ll find lots more info at The FOUNTAIN pull-down […]

A Big, BIG Day for FMSP!

  Watch the remainder of the MSP fountain leaving yesterday for restoration by Heritage Metalworks of Downingtown. Since 1889, the fountain’s lowest tier sat in this spot—the other portions lost but recovered in 2012. In a few months—restored, joined, and re-installed after an absence of over 60 years—you can come see Marshall Square Park’s “new” […]

126-year-old fountain being restored in West Chester

By Candice Monhollan cmonhollan@ 21st-centurymedia.com @CMonhollanDLN on Twitter Posted: 07/03/15, 4:49 PM EDT WEST CHESTER >> It has been over 60 years since the five-tiered Victorian fountain stood in Marshall Square Park in West Chester. But Friends of Marshall Square Park (FMSP), a West Chester community group, is changing that as they move forward in […]

Major Donation Will Restore Historic West Chester Fountain

Friends of Marshall Square Park received $45,000 from a single benefactor. By Justin Heinze (Patch Staff) June 19, 2015 Friends of Marshall Square Park (FMSP), a West Chester community group, announced a major donation for the restoration of the park’s historic fountain on June 18 at the Music at Marshall concert in the park. Holly […]

FINALLY… The Fountain Restoration Begins!

After ten long years diligently working to restore Marshall Square Park’s original 1889 Fountain, FMSP gave the go-ahead to remove our fountain garden, planted in 2006, and break ground — ground leading to the past. The next step is restoring the fountain’s original Masonry Basin, including mechanical connections for the electric pump. Thanks to our […]